President Trump knows how to take victory laps, and he doesn’t let snarky reporters with their ankle-biting, loaded questions throw him off his game. At his COVID-19 “Operation Warp Speed” presser, one reporter tried to trap the President with a trick question. Loaded with petulant innuendo.
Why not include members of the Biden transition team in on the distribution plans for the vaccine? After all, the “next administration” will have the daunting task of getting millions inoculated.
President Trump crushed the reporter’s premise that the “next administration” would be Democrats, who stole the election through unprecedented tampering.
“We’ll have to see who the next administration is, because we won…” Terrible things went on in the swing states, and the President is counting on legislatures or the judiciary to have the courage to put things right. Nevertheless, the next administration sworn in next month will benefit from the record release of the COVID-19 vaccine, and all the other great things accomplished during the past four years—a rebuilt military, tax reductions, and an unprecedented growth in economy.”
Rather than wishing copycat Joe Biden and the Obama 2.0 team well, in a feat of verbal jujitsu, President Trump turned the reporter’s question around. Never mind Biden’s transition team. The credit belonged to the team of medical people in the room for performing “a modern-day miracle.”
One reason the mainstream press has never gotten along with President Trump is that he does not suffer idiots well. The YouTube video linked below is a prime example of a predatory reporter’s loaded question backfiring. The reporter was trying to get the President to indirectly concede, but that didn’t happen.